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Seoul Government Eyes Having 4,000 Fuel-cell Cars on its Roads by 2022

Seoul Government Eyes Having 4,000 Fuel-cell Cars on its Roads by 2022

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan government aims to have more than 4,000 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) on its roads by 2022 as part of efforts to increase demand for environment-friendly cars, city officials said Thursday. To this end, the local government also plans to increase the number of hydrogen charging stations [...]

S. Korea Strongly Advises Against Liquid E-cigarette Use over Health Risks

S. Korea Strongly Advises Against Liquid E-cigarette Use over Health Risks

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday strongly advised people not to use flavored e-cigarettes, joining a wave of nations around the world that have imposed tougher regulations amid growing health risks linked to vaping. South Korea’s Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo said the government also immediately banned teenagers from using [...]

S. Korea to Install Hydrogen Charging Stations Without Delay

S. Korea to Install Hydrogen Charging Stations Without Delay

SEJONG, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s industry ministry said Tuesday it will install hydrogen charging stations throughout the country without any delay in line with its hydrogen policy vision that promotes the cleanest energy for automobiles. Under the plan, South Korea will finish installation of 310 charging stations for hydrogen fuel cell cars [...]

Seoul, Adjacent Metropolitan Areas Launch Preliminary Measures to Reduce Fine Dust

Seoul, Adjacent Metropolitan Areas Launch Preliminary Measures to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul and its adjacent metropolitan areas kicked off preliminary measures to reduce fine dust air pollution on Monday, the first such steps taken this autumn. A set of preliminary measures are being taken in the public sector to cut fine dust in a proactive manner when there is a [...]

Intrepid Photographers Fined for Trespassing After Tunnel Becomes Photo Hotspot

Intrepid Photographers Fined for Trespassing After Tunnel Becomes Photo Hotspot

UIJEONGBU, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province has urged citizens not to enter a railroad tunnel after it was mistakenly identified as a photo zone. The Gyooe Line, 31.8-kilometer-long suburban line connecting Goyang, Yangju and Uijeongbu, stopped passenger transportation in 2004. However, it is still an operating railway with cargo and military trains. Therefore, [...]

S. Korea to Streamline Drone-related Rules to Bolster Economy, Create Jobs

S. Korea to Streamline Drone-related Rules to Bolster Economy, Create Jobs

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday that it will streamline regulations on drones in the latest move to boost the fledgling industry and create more jobs. The road map calls for 35 revisions to existing rules and the modifying of guidelines to stimulate growth in the drone industry while enhancing public [...]

Expanded Research Opportunities for Residual Human Biological Material

Expanded Research Opportunities for Residual Human Biological Material

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — New legislation has made it possible for samples from human biological materials taken for treatment and diagnostic purposes to be used in research. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said a law enforcement ordinance was approved at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday that requires medical institutions to impose fines for [...]